I’m sick of religious media commentators being up in arms about the perceived secularization of Christmas. I agree that materialism is out of control in our culture, but humans all over the world have been celebrating the winter solstice time since long before Jesus. Roland Martin recently said, “we should continue to remember that Jesus is the reason for the season.” Well, no; the reason for the season is the axis of the Earth being tilted on its orbital plane. Humans are cyclical by nature, and it makes sense for us to have a big party during the coldest, darkest part of the year as a kind of psychological rebirth and comfort. Martin and others need to remember that solstice celebrations touch something more primal than religion and that the early Church designated this time for Christmas in reflection of that (no one knows when Jesus was actually born). For me, saying “happy holidays” has nothing to do with political correctness, and everything to do with acknowledging our natural human cycle and the seasons. We’re not taking the Christ out of Christmas, we’re taking the Christmas out of Winter Solstice, and that’s the kind of fundamentalism I can get down with. — jstn
- ztbjazz: LCD is Brit
- going for that
- me: what did you just say I do not understand your chicago speak
- 8 minutes
- ztbjazz: what?
- hey, give me a good lolcatzism
- The grassroots campaign is called "Rehabilitate in '08."
- me: hahah
- 10: 16 AM I can rehabz brit brit and lilo?
- do not want rehabz!
- 10: 17 AM I'm up in ur politikal offus, doin sum rehabz
- ztbjazz: no lolz?
- me: ummm
- ztbjazz: it's lolzcat?
- me: lolz-rehab for brit brit and lilo
- ztbjazz: the lolzcat says "
- I can rehabz brit brit and lilo"
- me: yes
- good job!
- ztbjazz: cool
- me: hahaha you are learning
If we’re going to have an Individual Revolution — ie, if we accept that we can be successful without the help of powerful companies — how are we going to find out about each other?
The answer is self-promotion. Who can explain what makes me great with more enthusiasm and authenticity than myself? If I’m not paying my label to plaster my face on a billboard, can I be blamed for speaking boastfully on my little website? Is it so narcissistic to post the best photos of myself when I have the largest private collection of them in existence?
Many of us are afraid to talk about our achievements, even when neglecting to do so is dishonest. If you are special; ie, if you have personally done something great, by all means, bring it to my attention. You can rather safely assume that if you don’t, nobody will. And if they do, you won’t feel they did it justice. I’ve gotten quite a bit of press and never felt like it conveyed me properly.
Tomorrow I’m going to post, boastfully, about something that I god-damn earned with my own ingenuity.— jakoblodwick
1) How long is your one-year program?
2) Is this a college?
3) Are you accredited?
4) I international student, how get I scholarship? No how you pay for me to go to school?
5) How much is tuition? (Usually asked while looking at informational brochure.)